The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers has further increased its representation of the motorcycle industry with the addition of two new guest members: Royal Enfield and Kwang Yang Motor Company (KYMCO).
The decision was approved by unanimity at the last ACEM’s General Assembly on 7 April 2016.
KYMCO is a Taiwanese company that manufactures scooters, motorcycles, and all-terrain vehicles for worldwide distribution. Its headquarters and factory are located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. It produced 516,200 units in 2014 including two-wheelers and all-terrain vehicles.
ROYAL ENFIELD is an Indian motorcycle manufacturing company with factories in Chennai, India. Originally a British motorcycle company, it is now a subsidiary of Eicher Motors Limited, an Indian automaker. ROYAL ENFIELD specialises in the mid-size motorcycle market (250cc to 650 cc) and manufactured close to 450,000 units in 2015.
With the addition of these two companies, which are present in the European market, ACEM membership will include a total of 15 manufacturing members, 3 guest manufacturing members and 17 national associations.